Donald Trump Victory - Appeals Judges Lift Stay on Moving Money to the Pentagon for Mexico Border Barrier Construction

Article author: 
David Martosko and Reuters, Daily Mail,
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
9 January 2020
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
Donald Trump crowed on Thursday after a federal appeals court temporarily put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the administration from using billions of dollars in military construction funds to build his long-sought southern border wall.
It’s unclear how much of the wall has a clear timetable for construction. A large majority of what the Army Corps of Engineers and the Homeland Security Department have constructed is sections of barrier replacing inferior walls that were in place when Trump became president.
The court also said there was a ‘substantial likelihood’ that the parties challenging the funding transfer—the county of El Paso, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights activist group—lacked standing to sue the Trump administration....
The Trump administration has erected 96 miles (155 km) of border wall since the president took office in January 2017, according to CBP statistics current to late December. All of those structures replaced existing barriers, but border wall construction in new areas is under way, the agency said.